Video: Chaos reigns as visiting mascots assault racing presidents, Easter Bunny tackles Teddy Roosevelt, and Screech takes the tape

Two Nationals Park traditions literally collided on Sunday as the Washington Nationals celebrated Screech’s birthday with guest appearances by area mascots, and also celebrated Easter with an appearance by a certain bunny. Each had a history of interfering with the fourth inning presidents race, but never on the same day. What followed wasn’t pretty. When …

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Nats botch attempt to break playoff “curse” as Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t cooperate

When the Washington Nationals were a perennial loser, many blamed the curse of Teddy Roosevelt; but the narrative switched after 2012, and fans began to believe that the Nats couldn’t win a playoff series precisely because they had let Teddy win. So on Sunday, with Roosevelt having won the presidents race in each of the … Continue reading Nats botch attempt to break playoff “curse” as Teddy Roosevelt doesn’t cooperate

Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Sunday’s 16-inning marathon victory by the Nationals over the Minnesota Twins is already  being memorialized as one of the most epic and topsy-turvy games in Nats history, so it’s understandable that the game overshadowed what was also an epic and historic day in the pantheon of presidents races. It was the annual “Kids Opening Day,” … Continue reading Video: Racing presidents match team’s 16-inning insanity with 20-mascot melee and a presidents race first

Video: Screech teams with Teddy and Taft to win presidents race relay on his birthday

The Nationals racing presidents have produced a lot of unusual antics over the years, but Sunday’s fourth inning race brought something Nats fans had never seen: mascot Screech the Eagle crossing the finishing line to take the victory just ahead of “Honest” Abe Lincoln. The victory capped an afternoon-long celebration of Screech’s birthday, with mascots from … Continue reading Video: Screech teams with Teddy and Taft to win presidents race relay on his birthday

Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

The Nationals racing presidents entered the penultimate regular season race of 2014 on Saturday with four-time champion Abraham Lincoln on a tear. Lincoln, the all-time winningest racing president, had been dominated most of the season by Teddy Roosevelt, the perennial loser who came into the season with an all-time regular season record of 12-595 (yes, … Continue reading Video: In a first, Nationals presidents race goes to replay review, Lincoln robs Teddy of title

Teddy Roosevelt declares “Argh!” after losing on Talk Like a Pirate Day

The Nats brought the best record in baseball home to DC as they kicked off the season’s penultimate home stand with a doubleheader vs. the Dodgers Tuesday at Nationals Park. Nationals mascots Teddy Roosevelt and Screech the Eagle aren’t allowed to talk on duty, but that didn’t prevent them from celebrating National Talk Like a … Continue reading Teddy Roosevelt declares “Argh!” after losing on Talk Like a Pirate Day

Video: Did George Win? Jefferson handed controversial presidents race victory

Did Screech blow the call? Wednesday night’s presidents race at Nationals Park may have been the closest in racing president history, with George Washington and Thomas Jefferson hitting the finish line at precisely the same time. With NASCAR champion Austin Dillon on hand to wave the checkered flag Wednesday, race judge Screech was unusually liberated … Continue reading Video: Did George Win? Jefferson handed controversial presidents race victory

Video: “Air Screech” introduced at Nationals Park

Between innings Thursday at Nationals Park, the Washington Nationals welcomed a new mid-game distraction. Popping up along the third base line was “Air Screech,” an inflated, dancing, oversize costumed version of the Nationals official mascot. The video speaks for itself, but just in case you were at a loss for words, Dan Steinberg at the … Continue reading Video: “Air Screech” introduced at Nationals Park

Join the Racing presidents at Friday’s free Nats Watch Party

The Washington Nationals have announced their first 2010 Watch Party of the season, for Friday night’s road game vs. the Cleveland Indians. Beginning at 6:30pm, Nats’ in-game host Clint Khoury will be on hand with the Natmobile, Nationals mascot Screech, members of the Nat Pack, and of course the Racing Presidents, as they join together … Continue reading Join the Racing presidents at Friday’s free Nats Watch Party

Inspired by Nyjer Morgan, Abe throws a fit of his own

The crowd at Nationals Park wasn’t paying too much attention during Saturday’s presidents race at Nationals Park. The race began just moments after Nats centerfielder Nyjer Morgan singlehandedly allowed an inside-the-park home run by throwing a fit instead of chasing after a ball he should have caught to end the Orioles 4th inning. One pitch … Continue reading Inspired by Nyjer Morgan, Abe throws a fit of his own

Nationals racing presidents have a message for moms

On a beautiful Mothers Day afternoon, the Washington Nationals pulled off another nail biter at Nationals Park, completing another winning homestand and taking the series from the Florida Marlins, three games to two. Moms were honored both before and throughout the game, and the 4th-inning presidents race was no exception. Nats mascot and presidents race … Continue reading Nationals racing presidents have a message for moms